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College Football Rankings: Auburn, TCU, Oregon Finish In Top-3

The final BCS rankings will be out today, with the AP Rankings already posted.  Of course, the AP follows suit with the winner of the BCS Championship Game finishing #1.  That means Auburn took home the title, with Rose Bowl-winner TCU at #2.  Oregon, who lost to Auburn 22-19 last night, finished at #3.  TCU did receive 3 first-place votes in the polls.

Stanford was at #4 while Ohio State rounded out the Top-5.  Oregon was the only Bowl loser to make the Top-5.

The Big Ten finished with three teams in the Top-25 - Wisconsin finished at #7 while Michigan State, who was crushed by Alabama in their Bowl game, finished at #14.

The SEC, who won their 5th straight BCS Championship,  finished with three teams in the top 10, five in the first 15 and six in the Top 25, more than any other league. LSU was eighth, Alabama 10th, Arkansas 12th, Mississippi State 15th and South Carolina 22nd.

The Big 12 had five teams in the final rankings: No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 13 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Missouri, No. 19 Texas A&M and No. 20 Nebraska.

The Atlantic Coast Conference had four teams in the poll: No. 16 Virginia Tech, No. 17 Florida State, No. 23 Maryland and No. 25 North Carolina State.

Boise State finished at No. 9, and Western Athletic Conference rival Nevada, the only team to beat the Broncos this season, was 11th.

Conference USA also put two in the final rankings with No. 21 Central Florida and No. 24 Tulsa.

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